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  • A luxury castle hotel in the Yorkshire Dales, with fine dining, cookery school, spa and extensive grounds
  • Members will receive accommodation in a Dukes Room, with a complimentary upgrade to the Junior Suite subject to availability
  • Enjoy a fabulous 3 Course Dinner each night of your stay!

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Your Destination

The Castle is set within the 20,000 acre Swinton Estate - this is one of the many attractions that sets Swinton Park apart from other country house hotels. The Estate stretches from the River Ure in Wensleydale up onto the moorland dales and hotel guests have access to a whole host of country pursuits that include fishing, golf, falconry, riding and shooting. The Yorkshire Dales scenery is outstanding, and there are many popular spots within a walk or a short drive. Swinton Bivouac is located on the Estate, just two miles from Swinton Park, close to the Druid’s Temple – a gothic ‘folly’ in the woods. Swinton Bivouac offers luxury camping in yurts and woodland shacks, along with a stylish café and shop.

Ripon and its locality have many reasons to keep visitors interested and entertained, with an abundance of top class visitor attractions within a 10-mile radius to complement any visit to the City itself. These include the World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Newby Hall, the 14th century Ripley Castle, a modern theme park at Lightwater Valley and the village of Masham with its two breweries.

Ideally located to explore the Yorkshire Dales or even the North York Moors, there's always plenty to do in and around the city for the young or not so young! Ripon is therefore a great place to stay or visit whatever the season. Whatever the purpose of your visit; a weekend break, a daytrip with friends, or a family holiday, we hope you'll spend some time amid Ripon's ancient charms and discover all that this vibrant City has to offer.

Your Hotel

A luxury castle hotel in the Yorkshire Dales, with fine dining, cookery school, spa and extensive grounds. Owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880s, and the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton, guests at the hotel enjoy an authentic stately home experience. Rooms are furnished with antiques and family portraits, with the warmth and grandeur of a traditional English house. There is a sense throughout the castle of it being more of a lavish home than a hotel, with individually designed bedrooms, each with generously sized bathrooms and exceptional views. Needless to say, the standards of service are excellent – discreet but far from stuffy, and the hotel has enjoyed wide acclaim and many awards in recognition of this. Guests particularly enjoy the relaxed environment, and with the 200 acres of parkland surrounding the hotel, one can very quickly leave all worldly cares and worries behind. It’s the perfect romantic retreat. The location, close to the pretty market town of Masham and only 15 minutes from the A1, is deceptively convenient.

Food plays a prominent role at the hotel – from the grass roots commitment to minimising food miles and the four acre kitchen garden, to the award winning restaurant, cookery school and Deerhouse Dining in the Parkland. Other luxuries include an exclusive use spa with six treatment rooms and a busy programme of events that run in the hotel and grounds throughout the year for families, garden lovers and walkers.

The lakes, which were dug in the 1760s, are a glorious addition to the landscape, which is roamed by a herd of 100 or so unusually pale, almost ghostly fallow deer.

Claire Wrathall
Telegraph Travel Writer

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Accessible
  • Laundry service
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Bar

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.

Your Room

This offer is based on a Dukes Room, with a complimentary upgrade to the Junior Suite (subject to availability - cannot be guaranteed)

Adults Adults
2 Adults
Dukes Room. All rooms are on the first or second floor, with double or twin accommodation, and are equipped with direct telephone and modem points, CD player, flat screen TVs, trouser press, complimentary Raisthorpe Manor Sloe Gin and coffee/tea facilities. There is complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel.
Junior Suite. The Junior Suites offer a separate sitting room in addition to all the amenities of the Dukes Room and offer spectacular views over landscaped grounds or the Deer Park.

 

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a half board stay (breakfast and a 3 course dinner served in main restaurant - excludes drinks)

Just for you: 1 x cream tea.  If staying 3 nights, dinner on the third night upgraded to a 7-course taster menu.

Executive Chef, Simon Crannage, enjoys an enviable reputation for the quality of the food served at Samuel’s, Swinton Park’s 3 AA rosette restaurant. Samuel’s was featured in The Sunday Times & Harden’s ‘Top 100 Restaurants of 2014 – The Best Places to Eat in the UK‘ and is also listed in Harden’s Guide as a ‘Top Scorer’. The restaurant has also been awarded membership of the esteemed Chaine de Rotisseurs association, while the hotel has been awarded membership of the Tea Guild, in recognition of its excellent quality of service and high standards. The Castle Menu offers a “brasserie” style of cuisine, a lighter and less formal style of cooking from Samuel’s Restaurant dinner menu.

Breakfast is served in Samuel’s throughout the week from 7.30am until 10.00am.

Samuel’s Lunch
Served Saturday and Sunday from 12.30pm until 2.00pm
Weekday lunch bookings are available for parties of 8 or more, by prior arrangement.

Easter Holiday Weekend Opening
Samuel’s is open for lunch on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, with Swinton’s 15th Birthday Lunch taking place on Easter Saturday

Bar Lunch
The Castle Menu of lighter meals is served all day in the Bar and Drawing Room, and on the Terrace during summer. See Castle Menu 2016

Afternoon Tea
Served Monday – Saturday from 12noon until 5.00pm and on Sundays from 3.00 – 5.00pm in the Drawing Room, Library and Terrace. The Private Sitting Room can also be reserved for private groups.

Samuel’s Dinner
Served from 7.00pm until 9.30pm. Children under the age of 8 are not permitted to dine in Samuel’s in the evening. The Private Dining Room will be laid for family dining whenever available.

Dress Code - A smart dress code applies when dining in Samuel’s restaurant. We ask that guests to not wear shorts, t-shirts, jeans, trainers and beachwear/shoes. A more relaxed dress code is in place for lunchtime bookings.

Your Time

Just for you: 1-hour exclusive use of the Sauna/Hot Tub (subject to availability)

Located within the castle at Swinton Park, amid 200 acres of tranquil landscaped grounds, few spas can boast such a glorious location. While the hotel do not actually offer massages in the woods, the Parkland offers the opportunity for a refreshing, mind-clearing stroll before and after treatments, as well as walking and running tracks for the more energetic.

The spa has four treatment rooms, including a double treatment room and an exclusive-use relaxation lounge with sauna and cedar hot tub, where you can relax in total privacy (reservations essential).

Your Journey

Transport is not included in this offer.

Directions from the A1

Please note that the A1(M) has been extensively upgraded and the Northbound B6267 junction off the A1 has been permanently CLOSED. There are many navigation systems which have not yet been updated to reflect this, which can add half an hour to your journey if travelling from the South. This can be avoided if you follow the directions given below:

Travelling from the South
Leave A1(M) at Junction 50
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit, onto the A6055, signposted Masham
Follow the A6055 for 3.3 miles
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit, onto the B6267 to Masham
Follow the B6267 for 6.8 miles
At the end of the road, turn right to the join the A6108
Follow the A6108 for 0.7 miles, over the bridge
As the road bends, turn left onto Silver Street, continue along the road and take a sharp right hand bend to pass the market square
Continue along the road and take a sharp left hand bend, passing a newsagents on your left
Follow the road and turn right onto Swinton Terrace
Continue along Swinton Road for 0.8 miles, passing the golf course on your right
Enter Swinton Park through the main gates, directly in front of the junction

Travelling from the North
Leave A1(M) at Junction 51
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit, onto the A6055, cross At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit, onto the A6055
Follow the A6055 for 0.7 miles
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit, onto the A684, Bedale Road
At the road end, turn Left to onto the A684
Follow the A684 for 1.2 miles, enter Bedale
At the end of the road, turn left, then immediately turn right onto the B6268, Masham Road
Follow the B6268 for 4.8 miles
At the end of the road, turn right onto the B6267
Follow the B6267 for 0.6 miles
At the end of the road, turn right to the join the A6108
Follow the A6108 for 0.7 miles, over the bridge
As the road bends, turn left onto Silver Street, continue along the road and take a sharp right hand bend to pass the market square
Continue along the road and take a sharp left hand bend, passing a newsagents on your left
Follow the road and turn right onto Swinton Terrace
Continue along Swinton Road for 0.8 miles, passing the golf course on your right
Enter Swinton Park through the main gates, directly in front of the junction

Your Contract

Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

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